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Buffalo Bill Rides Again (1947)

Buffalo Bill finds out that a criminal gang is trying to start an Indian war to drive settlers off of land where oil has been discovered.


Bernard B. Ray


Barney A. Sarecky (original story and screenplay) (as Barney Sarecky), Frank Gilbert (original story and screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Arlen ... Buffalo Bill
Jennifer Holt ... Dale Harrington
Lee Shumway ... Steve Harrington
John Dexter John Dexter ... Tom Russell
Gil Patric Gil Patric ... E.D. Simpson
Chief Many Treaties Chief Many Treaties ... Chief Brave Eagle (as Many Treaties)
Charles Stevens ... White Mountain
Shooting Star Shooting Star ... Young Bird
Ed Cassidy ... Sheriff (as Edward Cassidy)
Mike Ragan ... Rankin - Henchman (as Hollis Bane)
Carl Mathews Carl Mathews ... Pete - Henchman
Clarke Stevens Clarke Stevens ... Jeff - Jailed Henchman
Frank McCarroll ... Hank - Henchman
Edmund Cobb ... Morgan - Henchman
Ted Adams ... Sam - Henchman


Ranchers have been burned out and Buffalo Bill has been called in. He arrives just as Tom Russell is framed for murdering an Indian. Bill gets the Indian Chief to give him three days to find the killer before Tom is turned over to them. With his three days almost up, Bill gets a break when one of his Indian scouts finds the gang's hideout. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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BUFFALO BILL ON THE LOOSE AGAIN - for LAW and ORDER (original poster-mostly all caps)


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Release Date:

19 April 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buffalo Bill greift ein See more »

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1.37 : 1
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They don't make 'em like this anymore--thank God
22 September 2004 | by frankfobSee all my reviews

A semi-decent--well, semi-professional, at least--cast is completely wasted in this truly pathetic excuse for a western. A badly miscast Richard Arlen (he's way too old for the part) plays Buffalo Bill, sent to investigate why settlers are being suddenly subjected to attacks by both Indians and outlaws. He eventually finds out, but it's not worth spending an hour or so of your life to find out with him. About the only good thing that can be said for this picture is that the photography is clear, something that wasn't always the case with many of the bottom-of-the-barrel independent westerns churned out by director Bernard B. Ray in the early and mid-'30s, and the annoying, tinny, out-of-sync and off-key background music reminds you of the worst of PRC's series of rock-bottom westerns from the '40s. On the other hand, the fact that you can see what's going on in this picture isn't necessarily an advantage--it's so poorly directed, badly acted, sloppily written (with annoying lapses in logic) and incompetently edited that you actually feel embarrassed for the actors caught up in this mess. The few "action" scenes are embarrassingly and laughably inept, particularly an Indian attack on the ranch house of Jennifer Holt (just about the only reason to watch this picture, as she's just as beautiful as ever) and her father, and Arlen's stunt double earns his money in a fistfight that takes place in one of the cheesiest sheriff's offices I've ever seen. This has the look and feel of a TV pilot that didn't make it, with the producers figuring they'd try to recoup some of the $87.50 (by the looks of it) they spent to make this picture by releasing it as a feature. The damn thing makes little if any sense; it can't stick to one story and keeps going off on tangents that have nothing to do with the "plot" line, characters show up out of nowhere, hang out for a few minutes and then vanish just as quickly, with no explanation as to who they are or what they're doing there, and its overall shoddiness and ineptness is so frustrating you'll probably turn it off long before it ends, which is what I did. Except for Jennifer Holt, this film is utterly worthless. Skip it.

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